Details of the Qantas Boeing 787 delivery flight

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aggie57

QF

Member since 04 Apr 2014

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Given the number of 787's flying around the world these days, sorry but Qantas finally getting a few is hardly earth shattering news.

traveller99

Member since 18 Nov 2015

Total posts 111

I'm looking forward to it being delivered so we can start talking about something else other than a 10 year old model plane.

Last editedby traveller99 at Sep 21, 2017, 04:11 AM.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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And here we have fresh pics of the freshly-painted Qantas Boeing 787-9, ahead of its flight program and handover to Qantas...


David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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And just a few more...


Jazzop

Member since 02 Dec 2016

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Given the number of 787's flying around the world these days, sorry but Qantas finally getting a few is hardly earth shattering news.

Exactly, this has been my thinking. From all the PR and fuss about this, you'd think QF is getting the first ever 787 and the only airline doing ultra LH. I mean come on, JQ has been flying them for years. Yes, it's nice to see some new mettle in the flying kangaroo livery, but not that big a deal. Kudos to QFs PR team, they're doing an outstanding job.

harrycarr6

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 25 Jun 2015

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A close media friend is onboard. Stopover in HNL is to allow the journos to sober up. Apparently these trips get wild!

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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A close media friend is onboard. Stopover in HNL is to allow the journos to sober up. Apparently these trips get wild!

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I can assure you this is not the case: yes, we enjoy the delivery flights; yes, they're fun; and yes, there was some disco dancing on the RetroRoo delivery flight (!) – but they're also very much working flights with interviews, photos, video, writing etc.

The very first Qantas A380 delivery flight... well, that was another story... :P

MRYJDrake

Air New Zealand - Airpoints

Member since 31 Oct 2016

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A close media friend is onboard. Stopover in HNL is to allow the journos to sober up. Apparently these trips get wild!
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I can assure you this is not the case: yes, we enjoy the delivery flights; yes, they're fun; and yes, there was some disco dancing on the RetroRoo delivery flight (!) – but they're also very much working flights with interviews, photos, video, writing etc.

The very first Qantas A380 delivery flight... well, that was another story... :P

I'm picturing Sir David, a few bloody marys deep, sizing up the stairs on the 380, working out in his head whether he should catch a nap in the first seats, or try and master the stairs to get back up to the lounge

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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I wasn't on the QF A380 delivery flight – was still a technology journo/editor at the time, wasn't yet writing about business travel – but I hear stories from those who were on the flight...

wdeguara

Etihad - Etihad Guest

Member since 06 Apr 2012

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Will these aircraft have WiFi ? Just wondering whether we can expect any live tweeting/blogging during the flight ....

rcnr25

QANTAS

Member since 12 Jun 2014

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Will Qantas do an inaugural domestic flight!?

KinHo

Member since 03 Sep 2017

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Does anyone in these delivery programs get a preview and experience to sleep in the crews' quarters?

Maybe for an hour or so?

Steve Napier

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Mar 2017

Total posts 1

Did the Boeing factory tour today and saw no Skippies on tails :(

How long does the Tour take? I'm thinking of going in Oct, but haven't booked it yet.

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Will these aircraft have WiFi ? Just wondering whether we can expect any live tweeting/blogging during the flight ....

No they won't, so alas, no live updates from us during the flight...

David

Member since 24 Oct 2010

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Will Qantas do an inaugural domestic flight!?

Yes, but at the moment the whole domestic 787-9 schedule is still being finalised (references which have run on other websites are based on tentative schedules that are very much subject to change). Once it's as locked-in as QF can get it, we'll cover all the details here.

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